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Stepping up for people with dementia

Dementia Auckland has made the difficult decision to cancel its Steps for Dementia 5km fundraiser walk on Sunday 14 March due to the latest Level 3 lockdown. This means the organisation has now been unable...

New cochlear implant health promotion campaign

In response to the World Health Organisation’s World Report on Hearing calling for global action on hearing loss to achieve hearing care for all through screening, rehabilitation and communication initiatives, the Pindrop Foundation is running a...

Dementia New Zealand appoints new chief executive

Dementia New Zealand has appointed Scott Arrol to the role of chief executive with chair Jocelyn Weatherall saying, “We are delighted Scott has chosen to join Dementia New Zealand; he brings a wealth of...

Government’s planned Pharmac review a sideshow

The Government’s announcement of a review into Pharmac declares that its budget, and the total amount allocated to pharmaceuticals, will be out of scope. This ignores the most serious weakness with current arrangements: that no...

New Zealand’s first study of the safety and benefits of puberty blockers called for

For some people, their innate sense of self doesn’t fit with their biological sex. Any distress this causes is particularly heightened during puberty, but medication used to help is controversial. University of Otago, Christchurch, researchers...

Cochlear implant providers welcome long-awaited funding commitment

Today’s announcement by Minister of Health Andrew Little, committing the Government to raising the number of publicly-funded adult cochlear implants, has been welcomed by New Zealand’s two cochlear implant providers. The Government announced today that...

Should New Zealanders have to buy their hearing back?

Wellington neurologist Stuart Mossman questions why the hearing impaired are being denied what other countries consider to be basic medical care and urges the Government to deliver on its pre-election pledge to increase adult...

NZ’s dismal cochlear implant funding record – Government urged to honour pledge

UPDATE 26 February 2021: The Government announced today that it will immediately invest $6 million for 70 additional adult cochlear implants this year to help reduce the waiting list. See 'Cochlear implant providers welcome...

NZ part of global project with world-leading scientists to map future Covid-19 scenarios

Two top New Zealand scientists are key members of a new international panel mapping future Covid-19 scenarios. Epidemiologist Professor Sir David Skegg of the University of Otago and Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, the President-elect of...

Water births exceed national average at Bethlehem Birthing Centre

Bethlehem Birthing Centre in Tauranga is smashing the national average when it comes to water births, with 40 per cent, or approximately 170 babies, being born into water at the centre each year. The last national...

DR WELLNESS

Opinion: Dr Tracey Chandler – Health pregnancy optimisation tips (for you,...

Whilst pregnancy is an exciting time for most, it does take some planning to keep both you and baby well. Ideally you would see...

Opinion: Hope is the key

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